LANDSLIDES are one of the most common geological hazards in BC and have been recorded in all mountainous regions of the province. They occur when gravity pulls a mass of earth, rocks or other debris down a slope. Depending on the materials involved and the manner in which these materials move during a slide, geologists classify different kinds of landslides as rockfalls, AVALANCHES, slumps; earthfalls, flows and topples; mudflows; and debris flows, torrents and slides. While most landslides...

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